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CairnGorm Mountain // Friday 23rd March 2007
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Looking down the Carpark Run to Loch Morlich, patchy but you can pick your way down 2/3rds of it if you really must!

A well loaded Traverse from the top of the Cas Tow, able to drop off an take a more direct line to the 105.

Looking up the White Lady from the Middle Station. Patchy and narrow, but seeing some action with the spring snow, almost a line to the passing loop.

The Invisible man from the Ptarmigan Webcam!

Heading out of the upper Ciste Gully to the Ciste Tow. Not to guy on left, the white bits usually work better!

Coire Cas serving up some excellent spring snow sport under blue skies, but we wanted this in May!

Approaching the Gunbarrel where the Cas Tow is loading from. M1 Poma scheduled to Run on Sat.

Park features, including two kickers above the Ptarmigan Tow in the Marquis Well snowfield. Rails and boxes in the Bowl by the T-bar.

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A suncream and shades day on Friday. Good granular spring snow on a firm base means there is good spring riding on offer even though the open terrain is not that extensive, with top to middle riding on offer via either the Traverse and 105 or the M1 RaceTrack out via Horizon Road, then down either the Gunbarrel or Zig Zags. Gunbarrel is narrow and banked and only for good skiers/boarders. Top two legs of the Zig Zags have decent cover but the corners esp are thin lower down, with one broken.

Top Basin Runs are in good nick with excellent beginner areas in the Ptarmigan Bowl. On Sat the West Wall Poma will provide additional uplift alongside the Ciste Tow. Terrain Park has 3 funboxes and several rails out in the Ptarmigan Bowl and there are larger kickers above the Tow.

Coire Cas is offering a good run for early intermediates up on spring snow with the T-bar loading at the top of the Gunbarrel it's possible to enjoy the best of the run without negotiating the narrow lower section each time, but longer runs can be had using the M1 Poma or Funicular. M1 is mostly full width out via the Horizon Road link to the 105, one narrow section, but there is scope for different lines outside the fences.

Thanks to HTH for Friday's photos. Please send your photos to pix2007@winterhighland.info .
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